Friday, January 15, 2010

Nurture Affecting Nature, Again

Research has discovered that watching, even thinking, about someone with good self-control makes others more likely to exert self-control. The opposite is also true. The effect is so powerful that seeing the name of someone with good or bad self-control flashing on a screen for 10 milliseconds changed behavior.

The point is that self-control is contagious, so select social influences that are positive.

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